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and that because of joe biden, because of michael bloomberg, because of former congressman gabrielle giffords that there is a possibility of doing something now or is it simply the possibility of beginning the conversation? >> the it seems like it was the beginning of a conversation that would end in failure even two, three weeks back. if you talked to people that were inside the white house and working with joe biden i don't think there was a lot of hope that they thought they could ever get through an assault weapon ban in the house and the senate. for actually, though, it's not been michael bloomberg's actions over the past several weeks or gabrielle giffords or joe biden's that i think has made the biggest difference. i think the reason why the political landscape is moving as quickly as it is on this issue and why the polls are moving is because the abhorrent behavior of the national rifle association and their reaction not only to newtown but wayne lapierre's press conference, the news of the past few days of a commercial that actually talked about the president's own children and takes
. new york mayor michael bloomberg said on "morning joe" that most americans want the reforms that the nra and its affiliates push so hard against. >> all they have to do is just accept reasonable restrictions. nobody is trying to take away your gun. nobody is trying to take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply we're trying to have some reasonable things so people aren't killed. >> today the mayor's anti-illegal guns group is going on air with an ad that invokes sandy hook and features the mother of the youngest victim of that tucson shooting. >> 20 heart-broken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for our political leaders. when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> indeed. the same question could be asked by a mother and father of one of the latest shooting victims in our daily tally of gun casualties, including a 15-year-old girl shot and killed earl
in a statement attacking new york's mayor michael bloomberg saying quote, our stand is about basic economic fairness. bloomberg's ban attacks the little bay while giving a pass to big corporations. the mayor michael bloomberg isn't taking it quietly. >> the naacp, in all fairness it's the local chapter and not the national, but for them to do this is such an outright disgrace how they can look themselves in the mirror and knowing they are hurting the life expectancy and the quality of life for the people that most deserve. the same is true for this hispanic organization that sold their soul because a lot of hispanic kids are overweight as well. >> the hispanic federation called the remarks by bloomberg friday, quote, irresponsible. joining me here louis reyes who is also an attorney and also a "usa today k" columnist. i did invite the naacp and hispanic regulation united states because their position puzzled us. we offered them a variety of time slots and neither group could make it work with their schedules, you, however, have been kind enough to join us and based on your recent writings y
of prison. he's served five years for corruption and now 78 years old. >>> and michael bloomberg had had high praise for joe biden telling politico, you know, joe biden, you can joke about him but he has a set of, fill in the blanks, and he says what he believes and is forced to focus on gay marriage. that's your scrambled politics. >>> turning to australia where massive flooding caused by the remnants of a cyclone has forced 7,500 people from their it homes. there's no power in most of the joan and officials are warning to be careful about drinking water. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to bill karins. >> it's been a busy night. a lot of rough storms. tornado sirens in kentucky and tennessee. here's the recap. four tornadoes so far reported. no fatalities. no towns destroyed. a lot of isolated homes with roofs off. a lot of those things of those nature. the blue dots are wind reports. they are plowing their way through areas of indiana, kentucky, tennessee, through mississippi. we'll include alabama in this and areas of eastern tennessee and kentucky. the most dangero
. >> coming up, new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >> well said. >> general stanley mcchrystal and former security advisor dr. brzezinski. first, bill cakarins with a loo at the forecast. >> thank you, mika. a nice warm day across much of the country. it's a little chilly. if you're traveling in the greater houston or galveston area, have showers or thunderstorms heading your way about local time 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. is when we see the worst rolling through, pretty much from now maybe until about 6:00 or 7:00. if you're flying, i think most of the airlines won't start up until after the rain is gone. then we have another round of showers and thunderstorms later on today. damaging winds and possibly tornadoes. and we're watching south florida and much of the nation. the snow is melting in a hurry across missouri, illinois, indiana, through the great lakes. even illinois going to do significant snow melt. 44 in boston and 53 in washington d.c. pretty incredible this time of the year. as we go throughout this week, no signs of cooler air. rain in this east thursday-friday and another warm
, seems to be based on what we witness as a country in newtown. play your michael bloomberg was on our air earlier and talking about the fact that we can use that as an example. we have a bigger problem in this country. gentlemen, take a listen. >> as horrific as sandy hook has been and all of the other seechliseechl i seemingly episodes of mass violence, we experience that carnage or worse every single day across our country because every day of the year an average of 33 americans are murdered with guns. here's another way to think about what that means. one week from today president obama will take the oath of office for his second term. and unless we take action, during those four years some 48,000 americans will be killed with guns. >> mayor michael bloomberg speaking from baltimore, maryland, along with governor martin o'malley there as they introduce the summit on reducing gun violence in america. when we think about the numbers in just that small frame of reference that mayor bloomberg gave there, it really is eye opening. >> it is. and i think that that is why say that the appetite
donation of $350 million, new york mayor michael bloomberg, that's not him right there though, that's lindsey graham, michael bloomberg has become the most generous university donor of in the united states. he has now given a total of $1.1 billion to his school. not bad for a guy who was apparently, his first donation to johns hopkins was 5 bucks about the year after he graduated and if you think you've seen the last of grover norquist. the tax activist has thrown his hat back into the ring, not over taxes this time but in support of statehood for puerto rico. norquist will appear at a press conference this week with former republican governor luis fortuno and some analysts say the president declared liberalism alive and well during his inaugural address what does that mean for his second-term agenda? and the super bowl may become a platform this year to support gay marriage, at least if one baltimore ravens player has his way. i'll talk to dave zarin who has a new book about the impact of politics on sports. a fascinating read. this is msnbc, the place for politics. when you have d
to be pouring into swing districts across america. not just from michael bloomberg but obviously from gabby giffords' efforts and others. and you're going to see whatever money the nra spends in 2014 you'll see that double, triple, quadrupled from people who support sensible gun control. so what once was the safe vote in a lot of districts is no longer going to be the safe vote. and i can tell you, chris, i know a thing or two about politics. republicans got angry with me over the past year when i told them mitt romney was in trouble. i can tell you something. in 2014 in my district in northwest florida, a district jerry caldwell well called the most conservative in america, there's no doubt this would be the right move for me to run as a fiscally conservative republican, a pro-life republican who has said enough to survivalists and extremists. the second amendment is about protecting our homes and hunting with our friends and family members. it's not about military-styled assault weapons that ended up killing, you know, 6-year-old and 7-year-old kids in connecticut. >> i'm on your side. th
's interesting. that's a very important key here. you know, michael bloomberg sort of doing this. you have a group with ties to move on to doing that. white house during their thing. the nra sticking to plan. >> absolutely. of all the groups the only one that's really been able to galvanize their base of support is the nra. everyone else seems to be fractured and in pockets. the more that those voices out there can gal vanize the people behind some movement that supports the ultimate gain -- >> i hear you. don't underestimate the newtown families. >> i agree. >> 9/11 victims' families were powerful political force. >> i agree. >> newtown families could become a very powerful force. shameless plug time. shira. >> my northwestern wildcats for winning their first bowl game in 64 years. >> if it wasn't for northwestern the big 10 -- >> i never thought anyone would say that sentence. >> how about that? >> i'm shameless plugging my husband's grandma is -- her birthday is coming up this weekend. she is an msnbc watcher. hello. >> she's probably watching right now. >> she probably is. >> hi, grand
. michael bloomberg's anti-gun group is offering a new appeal from the mother of the youngest tucson victim. >> i have one question for our political leaders. where will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? >> haggling over hagel. the president's nominee has his work cut out for him, even among some democratic senators. >> i want to get an explanation about his position in regards to iran. he has been very reluctant to support tough sanctions. >> demonstrators protest against john brennan's role in shaping controversial interrogation techniques after 9/11. matsch husband masterpiece. >> dearest mary. now you tell me all of your wedding plans, and i'll see what i can do to improve them. >> the opening night. a huge success for pbs. nearly eight million fans watched the downtown abby third season premier. we have an exclusive look behind the scenes at the making of the hit series. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. white house is now gearing up for two big confirmation fights. the president's nominees for defense secretary and cia director. joining me now for
co-founded by new york city's mayor michael bloomberg. i want to play a little clip of that ad. >> 20 heart broken families, i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. i have one question for political leaders, when will you find the courage to stand up to the gun lobby? whose child has to die next? >> i think a lot of people will be shocked to know there has been 11 mass shootings since tucson and so many of us who were there and covered it well thought, one of their own was shot something will change. do you think newtown will be the impetus for change? >> most definitely. the president was met with vice president biden and they are working on a plan and i'm very very confident that something will be done. >> i know you've been following what mayor bloomberg was doing and he was on "morning joe" to talk about his efforts to ban assault weapons. >> nobody is trying to take away your gun or take away your right to go hunting or target shooting or have protection in your home. simply they are trying to have reasonable things so people aren't k
a special report coming out on the gun debate. on the cover, three gun control advocates, michael bloomberg, vice president joe biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. richard stengel is "time's" managing editor. tell me, do you think they can change the conversation and actually get something done, or is this going to be sort of blowing in the wind? >> i think newtown, andrea, really did change the conversation. it was so heinous, so disruptive, so disturbing that people have started to look at gun control, gun regulation in a different way. i think the administration, i think the three gun fighters on our cover believe that they can now marshal the great middle of america, even the majority of legal gun owners in america for common sense regulation, for closing the gun show loophole, for having better background checks and all of that sort of thing. i think this is the moment, and i think they will get something done. >> at the same time, in pennsylvania, which is a big gun-supporting state, we've got a big gun show in february, the annual gun show, the people who manage that
michael bloomberg. they're raising a lot of money. one thing i want to point out is that gabby giffords' new group, the americans for responsible solutions has gotten a $1 million donation from a couple in texas and trial lawyers there who were politically active. do you think this type of money and this type of support can beat the nra at its own game? >> i don't think it's a matter of plague partisan politics or anti-nra. i think every american wants to make sure that we have schools that are safe and that our kids are protected no matter what and any cause, and i don't think it's a matter of liberal, moderate or conservative in this matter because it's about human beings and about americans because american lives are at rick. if any of these groups can find a way for the violence to top taking place and the loss of life of young people in schools that's a good thing and i think everybody would be happy and support it because we all want to see it end. >> so that's your approach and someone who from the right has their perspective, but i want to play for everybody what the nra, presid
and several state level gun control groups. top aid to new york city mayor michael bloomberg is also scheduled to attend. tomorrow he'll meet with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. also representatives from the entertainment and video game industry. let's go to that nra meeting. how much of this will be show? how much of it is substance? probably a lot more show than anything. something if you think about it had to be done for appearances on both sides. and it probably is more about pr than anything else. the nra, which is sending the director of federal relations for its lobbying arm told nbc simply, quote, we got an invite late friday. we are sending a representative to hear what they have to say. >> the nra says it's here to hear what the white house has to say. so if you guys are here to listen to them, they're here to listen to you -- >> the process is designed to get input. >> broadly, the white house has two options when it comes to guns. either incremental change like making a push for banning high capacity magazines, improving mental health screenings, or a b
, and they flood the market and make it accessible. i don't think we need a new legalized drug. michael bloomberg taking oxycontin off the shelves in new york city and we have an enormous epidemic of abuse and then the thought to introduce a new legalized drug to me doesn't make sense. >> how is your personal experience with substance abuse. you took oxycontin and you sought treatment treatment for it and how does that play into that now. >> i've spent analyzing addiction and nine out of ten addicts start when they're kids as i did. that changes your brain chemistry because as your brain develops and it isn't fully developed until your 20s, so the notion that we'll give a green light of permissiblity, for people who say it's harmless and we know kids have access to this, but we shouldn't be adding fuel to the fire. my point is let's get the public health officials here and offer other recommendations besides incarceration. because i'm also against incarceration. >> for low-level dealers. >> we have expungement if you go to drug court and mental health court. we want to have treatment, but people
account that the nra has always outspend the gun control. now we have michael bloomberg involved and now we have steve jobs' widow happening out with gabby giffords pac. finally the gun control side has money. >> the risk of congressional inaction -- just one moment -- >> every day people see us on this show, martin, and they say how wonderful it is that the martin bashir show is focusing on this issue. toure's point is exactly right. if you care about this issue, tell us you care about it by writing a check to one of the great organizations, the mayors group, there's about half a dozen groups that are doing important work. i intend to write a check for them and everybody watching who is interested and concerned about protecting our children and protecting your families and protecting your communities, you have to support these organizations that are doing important work. >> and your original point is absolutely right. the martin bashir point is wonderful. >> thank you. >> yes. >> but the risk of congressional action has prompted some mayors to start taking action. michael nutter of phil
. coming up next, "bloomberg businessweek's" joshua green, "time" magazine's michael duffy, and nbc news's luke russert. but first, bill karins has a check on the forecast. bill? >> good morning, mika. of course, everyone here, we all know it's a little cold. with the way your coats are all folded over on to your laps there, we'll do a coat check next time. it is a very cold day out there, as we've advertised. maybe some snow in the areas around d.c. by friday. let me break it down and show you what we're dealing with now. frigid in many areas out there, windchills are just bitter, had some snow overnight in rhode island especially, and we'll continue to be watching what's going on in the great lakes, a lot of heavy snow yesterday in erie and buffalo, be careful driving the new york state throughway in syracuse to lake michigan, still some snow bands coming just south of the grand rapids area. let's take a look a the forecast for today. nice in denver, but the cold air, really the big story from minneapolis to chicago. also watching temperatures there around 27 in washington, d.c.. and a
to read joe's piece in "politico," another good one. comments on bloomberg. >> i was just going to make another point about a kind of influence michael has, which is he has so much standing in the business community. he was out in chicago and did a session with bill daly on the need for immigration reform. he's been, as you were talking about, extraordinarily outspoken on the gun issue, that he is one of those people that is bringing the business community to bear separate from the far right of the republican party. and some of these issues that used to be thought of as divisive issues among democrats are now divisive issues among republicans. and michael's outspokenness on it has helped rally the business community around some of the need for reform which i think is interesting. >> there was always talk about potentially running for president. he's got the money and also the -- i would say the drive on key issues, immigration, guns, food, the health of our country, to make his own place in history. >> yes. and i think he's -- i've known him since his days on just the media side, and th
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